About me page with Majella McGonagle. My Husband and I have 3 children and live in the West of Ireland.
I had my own business that I started with no help from anyone, financially or otherwise.
I always wanted to work in Childcare, so that is what I did.
I was renting the premises, an old school. For 4 years I put a lot of hard work and long hours, some days putting in 14 hours. During the Summer months I even worked Saturdays and the odd time a Sunday.
Depending on “word of mouth” as my advertising, (as I did not think people would leave their “wee diamonds” with just anyone), I eventually had a great business up and running.
After 4 years I had a Crèche, playschool, after school and home-work club.
I opened at 7.30am until 6.00pm, 5 days a week. I employed 4 other staff and I was beginning to turn people away. People were asking me to do another Playschool session so I could take their child.
Well, as I said I was renting the premises. The HSE wanted work doing on the building, the Landlord would not do it. I was “piggy” in the middle. The HSE closed me down. Just like that!! All those long hard days building up a fantastic, much needed business, and someone came in and closed it, just like that.
So, what to do?
I’m not one to sit around doing nothing and the extra money would come in handy.
I was looking for something part time, that I could work around my 3 children, just so that I would say “yes” more often than “No” to them.
At the time I answered an advertisement in my local paper, I had my friend looking up this business on the internet, as I was looking for a product I had purchased from it some years earlier, it needed to be replaced and I could find it nowhere!!
My friend didn’t find anything (must have spelt it wrong) but I did get a call from Gerry.
I heard the name and that was enough for me. I got stuck in as soon as I was able.
The one main thing, other than the income, that I have got from this business, is confidence.
Over time my confidence has grown so much; I can hardly believe it myself.
And even more amazing…. NO ONE CAN TAKE IT FROM ME…….!!!
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